Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B (Vaio VPC-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B
Source: IT Reviews
The Vaio S doesn't really do enough to stand out from the crowd. It has a great keyboard and super screen for video (though this is highly reflective), solid build and fast performance - but battery life is not brilliant and at more than £1,000 it's relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2011
Source: PC Advisor
Although not exactly inexpensive, the Sony Vaio VPCS13V9E/B costs a good deal less than Toshiba’s Tecra M11-17W. However unless you’re into a bit of gaming on the weekend you could probably save even more money by going for a model without the nVidia graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: BCW - Business Computing World
If environmental considerations are important to you then the fact that 85% of the plastics in the VAIO VPCS13V9E/B are made from recycled materials may well appeal. You’ll also like that the LED is mercury free. The plentiful RAM and large hard drive might make this laptop appropriate for small business users who lack networked services and carry all their data and applications with them at all times, but you’ll be stacking these factors up against a somewhat heavy build and relatively expensive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2011
Sony reckons the Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B is equally suited to work and play, thanks to its powerful processor, integrated mobile-broadband modem and dedicated Nvidia graphics chip. The Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B offers good performance and some neat features, such as an onboard mobile-broadband modem. But we're not sure this 13.3-inch laptop warrants its hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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